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Westfield High School hosts its Seventh Annual Bulldog Bash Holiday Basketball Tournament on Dec. 27, 29, and 30, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $5 per day, good for all games that day. A three–day tournament pass is $12. Free admission will be granted to children under age 6, adults over age 60, and any travel or house youth basketball players wearing their uniform top and accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, including schedules for girls and boys brackets, check out the tournament web site.

The Paul VI Varsity Swim Team competed against Bishop Ireton at St. Alban’s on Nov. 25. The meet was a great start to the Panthers’ season. The PVI boys' team, led by seniors Pat Lytle, Alex Spina, and Joe Clarke, dominated the Cardinals by winning nine of the 11 events. The final score for the boys was: PVI - 110 and Ireton - 60. The girls' team, led by seniors Natalie Fitz, Jackie Orsa, and Michelle Young, also had a number of strong performances and personal best times. The final score for the girls was PVI - 61 and Ireton - 109. The Panthers’ next meet will be against St. Alban’s and National Cathedral on Dec 10 at 4 p.m. at St. Alban’s.

HERN Fusion is seeking motivated players looking for the opportunity to improve their skills and work hard on an emerging team. Year round training/competition with Fusion’s new coach, USSF "B" licensed Jamie Rayner. To schedule a tryout, contact Jean Knotts at smknotts@verizon.net or 703-266-7268. Visit us at www.herndonfusion.com.

SYA Travel Baseball will be holding tryouts for its 8-U through 12-U travel baseball teams now through Saturday, Dec. 6. All baseball players within the SYA boundaries are eligible to attend the tryouts. For more information on the tryouts and the travel program check the SYA Travel Baseball web site at www.syabaseball.org.

The CYA U11 Scorpions (boys) are looking for talented and dedicated players to join their squad for the spring season. The Scorpions currently play in NCSL Division 2. The team plays year round and is professionally trained and coached by Adam Baumgardner. Contact Coach Baumgardner at cyascorpions@yahoo.com.

CYA Phoenix, an elite U14 girl’s team competing in WAGS, are looking to add a few impact players. Interested players are encouraged to join in the upcoming training sessions. Contact Coach Cristian Linte at linte@verizon.net or 703-894-7390. Visit: http://www.eteamz.com/cyaphoenix.

SYA Wrestling is holding on-line registration for the 2008-2009 Winter Season for youth ages 7-14. Practices are held at Centreville and Westfield High Schools beginning the second week in November and run through February. Weekly tournaments are held beginning in December. The fee for the 2008-2009 season is $120 ($20 late registration fee). To register, visit www.syasports.org. Volunteers are needed in order to ensure a successful season. Coaches, Equipment Coordinator, Spirit-wear Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator. Contact Christina Bennett at 703-489-9018 or via email syawrestling@aol.com.

Registration for SYA winter sports is now available online at www.syasports.org. Winter sports include basketball, wrestling and track & field. Registration will be ending soon so register now to ensure team placement. Contact the SYA Office at syasports@verizon.net.

Play Soccer in Italy — AC Cugini Soccer, affiliated with Italian premier league club ACF Fiorentina, is conducting tryouts in Reston through December for guest spots on its special Italy tournament teams traveling to Florence, Italy, the Italian Adriatic, and Bologna, June 18-July 3, 2009. A 5-day ACF Fiorentina training camp is included in addition to tournament play. Boys and girls ages 9-16 are eligible. To request a tryout, contact Cugini President Fabio Diletti @ 703-477-5957; president@cuginisoccer.com. Complete details and brochure: www.cuginisoccer.com.

CYA Blaze is a U11 Boys Travel Team, based in Chantilly, playing in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL). The team is professionally trained by Soccer Performance International. The Blaze is looking for a few good players. Team goals are to develop players, strengthen the team and have fun. Tryouts will be later this fall but the team is open to experienced players now. Contact Andy Vera (spi_ceo@hotmail.com, 703-505-3929), Mark Abbott (chantillyyouth@aol.com, 703-929-4096) or Heidi Howser (hhowser@verizon.net, 703-481-3795) for information.

Are you a recent college graduate that loves basketball? Or are you young at heart and still love the game? SYA Basketball is looking for new and experienced travel coaches for the 2008/09 FCYBL basketball season. There are openings at boys and girls 5th-8th grade at both Division I and Division II. Go to www.syasports.org to learn more and secure an application.

Potomac Inline Hockey (PIHI) is still accepting registrations for its Youth, High School, and Adult fall inline hockey season. There are free Learn-to-Play sessions for youth to help get acquainted with the sport. The fall season runs September thru December with all practices and games held indoors at The Box Inline Hockey Arena in Chantilly. PIHI is a not-for-profit volunteer-based organization that offers inline hockey programs for all ages and levels of play, from beginners to advanced, as well as camps, clinics and travel level programs. Go to www.potomachockey.com or call 703-961-8280.

CYA Basketball is now accepting coaching applications for the 2008/09 travel basketball league for the following age groups: U10 boys, U12 boys, U10 girls and U14 girls. Go to www.chantillyyouth.org and follow the directions to submit an application. Email Rick at cyabb@att.net.

The Loudoun South Eagles Gold 12U team seeks experienced players to participate in Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 seasons. The 12U Gold team plays a Little League friendly schedule and often works out (field work and instructional indoor workouts) with the 12U travel Eagles (a regionally recognized travel team). The 12U Gold team does not travel outside the metropolitan area. Contact Bill Sullivan at: bill@gostingrays.com. Include your son’s name, birth date, playing experience, positions and your full contact information in your e-mail.

The CYA Fusion is a rising U13 Girls Team playing in the Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL) and is looking for a few good players. Team goals are to develop players and have fun! The Fusion will be holding tryouts over the summer. Contact John Collins (jhc_inva@yahoo.com, 571-236-8939), Ed Miller (secretary@chantillyyouth.org, 703-615-1530), or Dale Butler (zbutler@aol.com, 703-568-3584).

CYA 94 Dragons (U14G, ODSL D2 in Fall 2008). The Dragons are looking for dedicated players (born 8/1/94 and younger) committed to developing individual technical skills as well as team tactics so as to consistently improve as a soccer player and as a soccer team. The Dragons’ coaches/trainers have decades of experience coaching in NCAA, WAGS, ODSL, and in other leagues, and in playing the game. Contact: Dennis Sixbey (703-376-8989, the6bfamily@cox.net) and/or John Cuellar (703-961-1172, kwjuan@juno.com). Tryout held upon request at Greenbriar East Elementary, 13006 Point Pleasant Drive, Fairfax.

The Ashburn-based NOVA "NFL" Youth Flag Football League 2008 Fall League Season registration is now taking place online at www.novaflag.com. The League is open to all children ages 5-14 years of age. Practices begin in late August with games running through to the end of November. Visit the Web site at www.novaflag.com

The Chantilly Youth Association (CYA) Boys U17 Vikings Soccer team (players born after Aug. 1990) is seeking several players. In addition to spring and fall outdoor league, the Vikings participate in training, summer camp, tournaments and optional indoor league in the winter. Play will accommodate high school schedules and demands. The team practices and plays on all-weather, artificial turf fields. Excellent house players or U16 players are welcome. Tryouts can be arranged by calling coach Carl Zulick at 703-424-6001 or emailing czulick@cox.net.

The Golden Girls of Northern Virginia, a senior women’s softball league, is looking for players. Anyone over the age of 40 is encouraged to join. All skill levels are welcome. The group plays on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in Vienna. Call Donna at 703-938-0387 and check out the Web site www.goldengirls.org.

Adult Slow-pitch Softball Fairfax Adult Softball (FAS) is seeking umpires for its adult slowpitch softball leagues in Fairfax County. Umpires' net pay starts at $23 per one-hour game and are paid monthly. Experience is desired but training is provided. Enjoy great pay and flexible schedules. Contact FAS at 703-815-9007 or email to: office@fairfaxadultsoftball.com.

Vista Magic, a WAGS U12 team, is seeking dedicated players to fill out its Spring 2008 roster. Vista Magic is coached by Class D USSF licensed coach, Jay Coakley. The team practices in the Fairfax-Centreville area and is professionally trained, with staff from The Soccer Academy. The team will again be competing in WAGS U12 this coming spring and will be competing in the second session of the winter Dulles Sportsplex Indoor league. Contact Jay Coakley at jaycoakley@aol.com

A new Travel Baseball team for ages 11-12 is forming for the Spring 2008. Players are needed from Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Manassas and Herndon. Send email with contact information and player experience to: baseba11nv@yahoo.com.

SYA Panthers - Rising U17G WAGS bound team looking for players. Coach Rivera holds a C license. Contact Jose Rivera at 202-641-0288 or jose_rivera_000@hotmail.com or Laura Seal at 703-598-5106 or leseal@cox.net.

Fairfax Adult Softball Inc. (FAS) is accepting applications for adult softball teams. Men's, women's, coed, corporate coed, senior's (age 50-plus) and master's (age 35-plus) leagues available. Applications available online at www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com. Call 703-815-9007 or email: office@fairfaxadultsoftball.com. The Web site is www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com.

The Herndon Elite U13 Girls are looking for players to join their roster. The Elite play in WAGS Div. 1 and are made up of girls from Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Contact Coach Paul Ellis, pellis@soccer-academy.com.

The Chantilly Youth Association (CYA) Vikings boys U17 NCSL soccer team (players born after Aug. 1990) are seeking players. In addition to outdoor league, the Vikings participate in tournaments and indoor league in the winter. Tryouts can be arranged by calling Carl Zulick at 703-424-6001 or emailing czulick@cox.net.

SYA Strikers, WAGS U16 D3, seek skilled, aggressive field players and goalkeeper to complete its roster. Players are challenged with a positive but demanding training environment based on U.S. Women’s Player Development Curriculum. Striker players represent Centreville, Westfield, Chantilly, Stone Ridge and Battlefield high schools. Contact Coach Glenn Cornell at 540-514-0138 or frcornell@earthlink.net .

RISING U17B - Division 1 NCSL team - Premier AC Rangers 89 - continues to seek serious players in all positions, including GK for their team. This team competes at the highest levels year-round; this is the showcase year for players interested in exposure for collegiate level play. Interested players should contact Coach Shaban at 703-724-9451 or 703-901-7023 or sshaban@aol.com.

Every day, millions of people volunteer, using their time, talents, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others. Fairfax Adult Softball Inc. (FAS), a non-profit organization, prides itself on the success of its program from the continued support of its volunteers. The Ron Bullock Volunteer of the Year award was created to recognize the one person who has made a substantial commitment to volunteering and improving the FAS program. This award is given to an individual that has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service over the course of 12 months.

FAS recognizes the significance of dedicated, hardworking volunteers and on Sunday, Feb. 10, FAS appreciation was expressed when volunteers gathered to be recognized for their valuable efforts. President John Carney presented this year’s recipient of the Ron Bullock Volunteer of the Year award to Chris Voss for her exceptional support of the adult softball program and its 10,000-plus participants. Chris, a long-time resident of Springfield, devotes countless hours to the promotion of adult softball in Fairfax County with particular emphasis on the challenge of revitalizing a declining women’s program. Visit the FAS Web site at www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com.

High school football officials are needed. No experience is necessary. The Northern Virginia Football Officials Association (NVFOA) is seeking new members for its 2008 training class who can become on-field game officials and electronic clock operators for games at the youth, middle school, and high school levels throughout the metropolitan area. This is the sole supplier of football officials to all high schools in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, and Fauquier. Also supply officials to numerous private schools in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District. Seeking men and women 18 or older. Go to www.NVFOA.com or you can contact the commissioner, Dennis Hall at 540-837-1316 or email commissioner@nvfoa.com.